Changes passed by the Queensland parliament on 3 May 2018 will affect a variety of aspects of vegetation management in the state.
Lisa Carter, senior ecologist in Brisbane, summarises the key changes that project proponents and landholders need to be aware of:
Four key changes that could affect your project
- Protections for regulated vegetation clearing have been extended for high value regrowth and to include additional areas of essential habitat for Near Threatened wildlife.
- Changes to existing clearing codes are now in effect, including removal of codes no longer applicable, updates to existing codes and progressive reviews forthcoming.
- Requirements for a riverine protection permit for the destruction of vegetation in a watercourse, lake or spring.
- Phasing out of area management plans.
More information on the new vegetation management laws can be found at the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy website.
Niche’s experienced ecology consulting team will be working closely with clients to understand what the new laws mean for their projects and planning. To discuss how the changes will affect your specific project, contact us.